Do your kids cheer up when Spring arrives? I don’t know about your kids, but my kids flip a switch when March rolls around. And I know exactly why! Spring means warmer temperatures, longer days and more playtime outside. This year, I wanted to search for spring science activities to help us spend more time outside. Thanks to these wonderful bloggers, I’ve found a great list to share with you!
Making Rain Experiment
A MJCS fan favorite is my rain cloud experiment. With the warmer temperatures of spring, rain also comes into play. Do your children ever ask you how rain falls from the sky?
With a few simple supplies, your little learners will soon understand how rain falls from the sky!
For this experiment, you need:
- A mason jar
- shaving cream
- Food coloring
These simple steps make it even more enjoyable for kids because they can do the entire experiment independently.
- Fill the mason jar 3/4 full of water
- Shake the shaving cream to ensure you have fluffy foam!
- Add a layer of shaving cream to the top of the water. A 1/4 inch thickness works the best!
- Add droplets of food coloring to the top of the shaving cream. It will take the entire bottle of food coloring, so don’t be stingy!
- And then wait….wait for the blue rain to fall from the ‘clouds’!
You might want to stock up on food coloring and shaving cream, because your kids will want to do this every time it rains!
More Science Activities Your Kids Will Love
Add more spring science activities to your list of activities this spring thanks to these wonderful bloggers!
Colored Carnations is a great activity to do on a warm, spring day! | Gluesticks
Learn more about the parts of a plant with this activity and printable | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
Jelly Bean Color Mixing | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Create an egg shell garden with your left over egg shells | Steamsational
Be amazed with this Walking Water experiment | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Learn the steps of planting flowers in a flower bed or flower pot | The Crazy Outdoor Mama
Bouncing eggs? Find out how and be amazed! | Parenting Chaos
Explain more about static electricity with this butterfly set up! | I Heart Crafty Things
A great states of matter activity-Disney in Ice! A great outdoor activity! | Lorena and Lennox
So, take learning outside this spring with these spring science activities!
A great resource for this time of year is my States of Matter Science Pack! It’s full of whole group lessons, experiments and printables for a science notebook!